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This site describes Malvern Priory organ, its  complete rebuild and redesign, together with details of recitals. You will find interesting photographs of the inside of the organ before rebuilding and during the work, together with details of music in the Priory, the Priory Choirs, CDs of the Choir and organ.

MALVERN PRIORY

ORGAN RECITALS





2019 SERIES

Saturday    16 February

Gary Sieling
Reading

March from Prelude to Richard III
Solemn Melody
Fantasia and Ground Bass
Tuba Tune
Elegy in Bb/Elegy in F
Carillon - Sarabande - Postlude on a Ground
Crown Imperial
Walton
Walford Davies
Dyson
Cocker
Thalben-Ball
Murill
Walton

Saturday    30 March
Stephen Moore
Llandaff Cathedrall
War March of the Priests                   
After an Old French Air; Fanfare          
Choral in E                      
Harmonies du Soir               
Villanella from Miniature Suite                  
Introduction & Passacaglia                   
Mendelssohn
Whitlock
Franck
Karg-Elert
Ireland
Walter Alcock

Saturday   18 May
 

John Kitchen MBE
Edinburgh City Organist

Chorale variations:  ‘Alle Menschen müssen sterben’
Sonata no. 5 in C minor
Three chorale preludes
Celebration (2014)
Concert Overture in C
Pachelbel
Guilmant
Parry
McDowall
Hollins


Bank Holiday Monday   26 August
Keith Hearnshaw
Worcester

Grand Choeur in D Alla Handel                   
Largo from Symphony No.9                    
Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565            
Adagio for Strings                               
Pomp & Circumstance No.4;       “Nimrod”           
Finale from Symphony No.3                                  


Guilmant  
Dvorak 
Arr C. Curley
Bach 

Barber

Elgar

Saint-Saens  Arr D Briggs

NEXT RECITAL


Saturday   2 November


Paul Carr
Birmingham
March Militaire                   

Prelude and Fugue in A minor            

Façade: Popular Song                

Pastorale pour Orgue              

L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2: Farandole        

Pelléas et Mélisande: Sicilienne        

Sonata no. 1                   

Schubert

Bach

Walton 

Ducasse

Bizet

Guilmant

Fauré

All recitals commence at 12 noon

Duration about 1 hour.  Free admission - retiring collection

Recitals given with large screen video projection - see photo above

LINK TO OTHER CONCERTS IN THE AREA:

Malvern Concert Club;   Autumn in Malvern Festival

LINK TO FORTHCOMING ORGAN RECITALS:  Organ Recitals Listings
LINK TO CATHEDRAL AND CHURCH CHOIRS: Cathedral and Parish Church Choir




















Details of the Priory CDS:  £3 plus £2 P&P
  O Praise The Lord

Favourite anthems from the Priory Choir's repertoire

Lift Up Your Heads

A CD of familiar and less familiar Advent, Christmas and Epiphany music with solo music played on the rebuilt organ
 
A CD of 26 Favourite Hymns (2006)
 
A CD of the rebuilt organ played by Andrew Wilson £8 plus £2 P&P

Obtainable from:
 Shop Manager
c/o GM Priory Office
Church Street
Malvern
Worcs WR14 2AY
01684 561020
email shop@greatmalvernpriory.org.uk
 


For details of the 2004 organ rebuilding and photographs of the rebuilding work click here






Contacts
Geoff Fearnehough - Recital Organiser; Website design  email office@greatmalvernpriory.org.uk



Musical Matters - email office@greatmalvernpriory.org.uk
 

Malvern Priory
Great Malvern Priory, nestling in the slopes of the Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, in the centre of England, is the main church for the Malvern area. It was described by Pevsner as a monastic church 'rarely built so sweepingly' and is of considerable architectural interest with styles from Norman to Perpendicular. Its treasures from mediaeval times include misericords, glazed tiles and some of the finest stained glass in the country.

The Priory serves an active and growing community, embracing a wide range of worship styles. It has an extensive variety of youth and musical groups, including a total of about 80 singers, juniors and adults, who can be called upon to sing the weekly services, all combining forces on special occasions. The organ is widely used by the church and the community in general; some five civic services and ten local school services per year are held, as well as concerts, organ recitals and teaching sessions.

More information on Malvern Priory can be found at http://www.greatmalvernpriory.org.uk


Music in the Priory

Director of Music:  Piers Maxim


Malvern Priory has two choirs of about 40 adults and 25 children:Priory service
1) Priory Choir - men and children
2) Priory Singers - mixed voice adults
In addition there is a Praise Group and an orchestra (children and adults).

The main choirs sing four-part anthems at each service and traditional canticles - (Stanford, Howells, Ireland, Dyson etc.).

Follow this link for more on the  Priory Choirs and how to join

Follow this link for details of the Priory Choirs CD - O Praise the Lord or Lift up your heads

In addition to the Priory services the choirs have, in recent years, sung for services at the cathedrals of Exeter, Bristol, Birmingham,  Chester, Coventry, Derby, Gloucester, Ely, Leicester, Lincoln, Winchester, Salisbury, Worcester, Ripon, Llandaff, Guildford and St David’s, and at other churches including St Michael’s Tenbury, Little Malvern Priory, Beverley Minster, Christchurch Abbey, Southwell Minster and Bath Abbey. These were either day, weekend or week visits .
 

Some Recent Anthems Sung at the Priory:
Bainton And I saw a new heaven
Byrd Ave verum corpus, Justorum animae
Durufle Ubi caritas at amor, Tantum ergo
Gibbons Almighty and everlasting God
Howells Like as the hart; A Spotless Rose
Mawby I will lift up my eyes
Palestrina Sicut cevus, Canite tuba
Philips Surgens Jesu
Stanford Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
Stravinsky Pater noster
Sumsion They that go down to the sea in ships
Tallis 0 nata lux, 0 Lord give thy holy spirit
Victoria Pueri Hebraeorum
Wood
Expectans expectavi; 0 thou the central orb,;Hail gladdening light
Canticle settings
Howells 'Collegium Regale' Te Deum & Julbilate, Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis
Leighton Second service
Tomkins Fifth service
Stanford In C & G
Sumsion In G
Wood
In D

Murril in E
Recent Voluntaries played at Malvern Priory :
Bach, Prelude & Fugue in E flat major
Bach, Fantasia & Fugue in G minor
Krebs, Prelude & Fugue in C
Alain, Litanies
Guilmant, Sonata No. 1 in D minor
Guilmant, Sonata No. 5 in C minor
Guilmant, March on a theme by Handel
Handel, Overture to ‘Occasional Oratorio’
Wills, Variations on Amazing Grace
Buxtehude, Prelude, Fugue & Chaconne in C
Hovland, Toccata on ‘Now thank we all our God’
Locklair, Rubrics
Reger, Dankpsalm
Howells, Psalm Prelude Set 1, No. 1
Walton, Crown Imperial
Mendelsohn,
Sonata No. 2 in C

Bach Preludes and Fugues, Trio Sonata movements,
Chorale Preludes from Orgelbuchlein'and 'The 18'

Bridge Adagio in E
Buxtehude Praeludien, Chorale Preludes
Dubois Toccata in G, Marche des Rois Mages
Guilmant Noels, March on a Theme of Handel
Howells Master Tailis's Testament, Paean, Psalm Preludes, Rhapsody no.3
Messiaen Les Anges, Les Mages
Mulet Carillon-Sortie, Tu es petra
Rheinberger Sonata 4
Schumann Prelude no.6 on BACH
Stanford Postlude in D minor op.105 no.6
Vierne Final (Symphony no. 1), Carillon op.31 no.21)

Widor Toccata Symphony No 5




Organs of Malvern Priory


ORGANS OF MALVERN PRIORY
by Tony Hughes

The history of the Priory's organs including the 2004 rebuild. Illustrated with historic photographs and colour pictures of the rebuilt organ.


Price £4.50, including postage from

Shop Manager
c/o GM Priory Office
Church Street
Malvern
Worcs WR14 2AY
01684 561020
email shop@greatmalvernpriory.org.uk




 


Links
The Malvern Priory website contains full information about the Church, its services and other activities.

Site visitors since December 2005

Photography: Geoff Fearnehough.  
Photographs of the Priory Choir in Coventry Cathedral, Procession in the Priory, Jack Lewis Memorial and Medal: John Willis

Copyright Malvern Priory Choirs. This site was updated in November  2018